Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Hello Everyone

Welcome to CloudAffaire and this is Debjeet

In the last blog post, we have discussed how to create a snapshot of EBS volume.

https://cloudaffaire.com/create-a-snapshot-of-ebs-volume/

In this blog post, we are going to discuss how to schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager.

Prerequisites for this demo:

  • One active AWS account.
  • One active EBS volume.

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager:

Step 1: Login to AWS console and click EC2 under compute.

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Step 2: Navigate to the Lifecycle Manager under ELASTIC BLOCK STORE and click ‘Create Snapshot Lifecycle Policy’

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Note: Volume over which we want to schedule snapshot must be tagged.

To tag your volume, navigate to Volumes under ELASTIC BLOCK STORE and select your volume. Click ‘Add/Edit Tags’

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Warning: Additional charges apply to EBS volume and snapshot.

Step 3: Provide schedule name and description and select your volume using the related tag. You can also provide schedule time and interval.

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Step 4: Provide a snapshot retention period and click Create Policy.

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Make sure policy is enabled

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

One success message will be displayed. Click ‘Close’.

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

You will be redirected to Lifecycle Manager

Schedule snapshot of EBS volume using Lifecycle Manager

Our snapshot backup policy has been successfully created. Regular snapshots will be automatically taken to the mentioned volume as per schedule we have defined.

Hope you have enjoyed this blog post. In the next blog, we are going to create AMI from our existing EC2 instance.

 

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